Special Issue "Impact of Various Energy Efficiency Measures on the Thermal and Energy Performance of Buildings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: building simulation; building energy efficiency; climate change; sustainable engineering
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Substantial reduction in the amount of CO2 emissions, resulting from human activities, is required to curb global warming, which has led to the development of numerous measures to ensure that cleaner and more efficient energy sources are utilised in all facets of human lives.
Globally, buildings account for almost half of the energy use in both developed and developing nations. Commercial buildings account for a sizeable proportion of this building energy consumption and future energy consumption trend will probably continue to increase. Therefore, concerted effort is currently being directed at development and application of effective building strategies and measure to improve energy efficiency in buildings. Moreover, energy efficiency measures are more cost effective in commercial buildings because they are typically larger than dwellings.
This Special Issue aims to evaluates the impact of various energy efficiency measures and technologies on the thermal and energy performance of residential and commercial buildings.
This Special Issue includes selected articles that contribute to existing knowledge on various aspect of building energy consumption, simulation and improving the energy efficiency of buildings in light of anthropogenic global warming.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect and present innovative research results, advancements and established methodologies directed towards improvement of building energy performance, occupants thermal comfort of buildings (residential and non-residential). In this framework this Special Issue aims at collecting contributions that include:
- Improvement in building energy efficiency (domestic, non-domestic, public and other buildings)
- Estimation and validation of energy consumption in new and existing buildings
- Strategies and technologies to improve building energy efficiency
- Renewable energy
- Heat pumps
- Heat recovery, cogeneration or tri-generation systems
- Building refurbishment and retrofitting
- Building simulation modelling
It is believed that this Special Issue can contribute to the global effort to improving energy efficiency in buildings in a sustainable manner, thereby helping to reduce the adverse effect of global climate change.Dr. Ali Bahadori-Jahromi
Manuscript Submission Information
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Radwa, S.; B-Jahromi, A.; Mylona, A., Godfrey, P. and Cook, D. (2018) Retrofit of a UK residential property to achieve nearly zero energy building standard, Advances in Energy Research, An International Journals, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2018). Techno-Press, ISSN: 2287-6316 (Print), 2287-6324 (Online)
Rotimi, A., Bahadori-Jahromi, A., Mylona, A., Godfrey, P. and Cook, D. (2017) Impact of cavity extract fans on the thermal and energy performance of existing UK hotel. Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering Sustainability. DOI:10.1680/jensu.17.00017
Lykartsis, A.; B-Jahromi, A.; and Mylona, A. (2017) Evaluation of thermal comfort and cooling loads for a multistory building, Advances in Energy Research, An International Journals, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2017) 65-77. Techno-Press, ISSN: 2287-6316 (Print), 2287-6324 (Online) DOI: 10.12989/eri.2017.5.1.065
Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali; Rotimi, Abdulazeez; Mylona, Anastasia; Godfrey, Paulina; Cook, Darren. (2017) Impact of Window Films on the Overall Energy Consumption of Existing UK Hotel Buildings. Journal of Sustainability, Volume 9, Issue 5, 731-754, May 2017. doi:10.3390/su9050731
Lykartsis, A, Bahadori-Jahromi, A, Mylona, A. (2017) Ventilation techniques to reduce risk of overheating under extreme hot weather conditions of a school building for various locations in the UK, CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium 2017: Delivering Resilient High Performance Buildings, 5-6 April, Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom.
Lykartsis, A, Bahadori-Jahromi, A, Mylona, A, Fadejeva, L and Coombs, P. (2017) Effect of building development on the risk of flooding under extreme rainfall. The 8th International Multi-Conference on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics: IMCIC 2017, 21-24 March 2017, Orlando, USA.
Amoako-Attah, J. and B-Jahromi, A. (2016) The Impact of Different Weather Files on London Detached Residential Building Performance—Deterministic, Uncertainty, and Sensitivity Analysis on CIBSE TM48 and CIBSE TM49 Future Weather Variables Using CIBSE TM52 as Overheating Criteria. Journal of Sustainability, Volume 8, Issue 11,1194-1212, November 2016; doi:10.3390/su8111194
Amoako-Attah, J. and B-Jahromi, A. (2016) Impact of Conservatory as passive solar design of UK dwellings. Institution of Civil Engineers Journal of Engineering Sustainability, Volume 169, Issue 5, October 2016.
Amoako-Attah, J. and B-Jahromi, A. (2015) Method-comparison analysis of dwellings temperatures in the UK. Institution of Civil Engineers Journal of Engineering Sustainability, Volume 168, Issue 1, February 2015.
Hubert, J. and B-Jahromi, A. (2014) Style over substance: The homeowner’s dilemma spend on appearance, or energy reduction. The 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2014)., Sharjah, UAE16-18 November 2014.
Amoako-Attah, J. and B-Jahromi, A. (2014) Evaluating the Impact of Conservatory as a passive solar design on energy performance and internal temperatures of UK detached. The 14th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2014)., Sharjah, UAE16-18 November 2014.
Amoako-Attah, J. & B-Jahromi, A. (2014) Impact of Standard Construction Specification on Thermal Comfort in UK Dwellings. Advances in Environmental Research (AER): An International Journal of interdisciplinary research in environmental science, technology, and management 3(3); September 2014
- Building simulation
- Energy efficiency
- Energy consumption
- Building retrofit
- Sustainable engineering
- Combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP)
- Combined heat and power (CHP)